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Rethink repeats as 2020 Agency of the Year

The week-long virtual awards reveal concludes with the creative shops that took top honours in this year’s competition.

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2020 AOY Silver: NFA stays fixed on growth

The creative agency sticks to its growth plans, with new senior hires and new offices in Montreal and the U.S.

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2020 AOY Bronze: BBDO’s flare for fast work that works

Under new leadership, the agency moves to be more results-driven and further develops its in-house production unit.

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Who are the 2020 Small Agency of the Year winners?

123w, Juliet and Wunder showed that big creative ideas can come from small shops.

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2020 Small AOY Gold: 123w kicks into crisis mode

The Vancouver-based shop’s commitment to talent helped it rally during the early days of the pandemic.

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2020 Small AOY Silver: Juliet walks like a giant

With new hires and a growing research arm, the Toronto-based agency is gearing up to help clients move further into digital and ecommerce.

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2020 Small AOY Bronze: Two-man Wunder gets scrappy

The Halifax duo aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, whether the work calls for strategic and creative thinking or a clever PR hack.

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Here are the 2020 Media Agency of the Year winners

This year, it’s Touche!, PHD and UM that have earned top honours in the media discipline.

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2020 Media AOY Gold: Touche! is still all about creativity

The agency’s focus has given clients innovative solutions to specific problems.

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2020 Media AOY Silver: PHD taps into the art of science

Under a new global vision, the agency encourages clients to go beyond incremental jumps and aim for “disproportionate returns.”

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2020 Media AOY Bronze: UM proves its worth

To help clients address COVID challenges, the shop expanded its consulting service and developed new forecasting tools.

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2020 Digital AOY Gold: FCB puts creativity above capabilities

The five-time Gold winner believes without effective ideas, everything else is irrelevant.

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2020 PR AOY Gold: As the world changes, so too does The Colony Project

By being nimble and scrappy, the Vision7 agency adapted to the shifting tides of 2020.

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2020 PR AOY Silver: Craft digs its toes in CPG stories

The PR shop works against the grain with a focus on less PR-friendly categories that still have interesting stories to tell.

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2020 PR AOY Bronze: Pomp & Circumstance marches to its own drum

The PR shop has picked up a bevy of clients (and some hardware) thanks to a renewed focus on creativity.